Friday, September 28, 2018

Kavanaugh: "I'm Here Today To Tell The Truth."

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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gave a fiery and emotional defense of himself and the truth yesterday in one of the most anticipated Supreme Court nominee hearings since that of Justice Clarence Thomas.

Sen. Lindsey Graham also gave a fiery presentation of "truth" to the Senate Committee and the Republican Party.

There is word late last night that the Republicans have the votes, not only in the committee, but in the full Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Be informed.

The Hearing.

Kavanaugh began his powerful testimony with a 45-minute presentation that began with,
"I'm here today to tell the truth. I've never sexually assaulted anyone, not in high school, nor in college, not ever. Sexual assault is horrific."

He said, "My family and my name have been destroyed by vicious and false accusations."

He said the Senate has "replaced 'advise and consent' with 'search and destroy'."

He said,
Since my nomination in July, there has been a frenzy on the left to come up with something, anything, to block my confirmation," he said, noting one Democratic lawmaker on the committee, Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.), had even referred to him as "evil" and another, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D., Conn.), called him "your worst nightmare," without calling them out by name.
"The behavior of this committee was an embarrassment. At least it was just a good, old-fashioned attempt at ‘Borking.'"

He went on to call the process a "circus" and apparently "revenge on behalf of the Clintons."

"This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups," he said. "This is a circus. The consequences will extend long past my nomination. The consequences will be with us for decades. This grotesque and coordinated character assassination will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country. And as we all know, in the United States political system of the early 2000s, what goes around comes around."

At several points, he choked up and even cried when recounting that one of his daughters said they should pray for Ford.

"That's a lot of wisdom from a 10-year-old," he said.

Senator Lindsey Graham exploded at his colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee, calling the way the Democrats have handled this entire process as an "ethical sham" and slammed them for sitting on sexual assault allegations for weeks after they first received them.

He said this:

“What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020.” “You’ve said that. Not me. You’ve got nothing to apologize for. When you see Sotomayor and Kagan, tell them that Lindsey said ‘hello’ because I voted for them. I would never do to them what you’ve done to this guy.”
“This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics,”
“Boy, you all want power,” Graham continued. “God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham — that you knew about it and you held it. You had no intention of protecting Dr. Ford. None. She’s as much of a victim as you are.”

That was the sense I got personally as I watched much of the 9 hours of testimony yesterday.

Ms. Ford may have been assaulted, raped or molested by someone at some time in some place---but I am convinced it was not Brett Kavanaugh.

So are many others.

The Vote

Late last night, Town Hall reported "Breaking: We Have The Votes."

The Senate Judiciary Committee is voting this morning at 9:30 AM.

Matt Vespa with Town Hall said last night someone inside the Senate told him that Kavanaugh has the votes to make it out of committee and the votes to be confirmed on the floor for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Town Hall says, "Sens. Flake (R-AZ), Collins (R-ME), Murkowski (R-AK) and Manchin (D-WV) are expected to vote in favor of Kavanaugh. All the Republicans are voting yes."

It was also rumored last night that after Kavanaugh's powerful testimony, several Democrats may break ranks with their party and back Kavanaugh.

We'll learn more as we proceed today and over the next few days.

The importance of this nominee being seated on the High Court cannot be overstated. If he is, indeed, confirmed, it is an answer to prayer for millions of Americans who God and His Word, and love our country.

The opposition to Brett Kavanaugh was not merely political. It is spiritual, and it is first about abortion, and secondly, it's about power to push a secular Left agenda.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted this:

Sarah Sanders@PressSec
@LindseyGrahamSC has more decency and courage than every Democrat member of the committee combined. God bless him.
Be Informed. Be Prayerful.